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==Adding Translation Capability==
 
==Adding Translation Capability==
  
One can add the ability to have Python text mesages included for translation. To provide an error message, rather than using the Python <tt>sys.stderr</tt>, use the provided <tt>errormsg()</tt> function from inkex.py in conjuction with <tt>gettext</tt>.
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One can add the ability to have Python text messages included for translation. To provide an error message, rather than using the Python <tt>sys.stderr</tt>, use the provided <tt>errormsg()</tt> function from inkex.py in conjunction with <tt>gettext</tt>.
  
 
You must include the following at the beginning of your Python script:
 
You must include the following at the beginning of your Python script:
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import inkex
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inkex.localize()
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Note: In prior versions (0.49), you will have to include the following lines instead:
 
  import inkex
 
  import inkex
 
  import gettext
 
  import gettext
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Of course, you may also change "_" to something else if you wish.
 
Of course, you may also change "_" to something else if you wish.
  
==Extensions on Mac OSX==
 
 
      sudo easy_install lxml
 
      cd /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/lib
 
      mv libxml2.2.dylib libxml2.2.dylib.old
 
      ln -s /usr/lib/libxml2.dylib
 
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Extensions]]
 
[[Category:Extensions]]

Latest revision as of 09:58, 13 March 2016

Adding Translation Capability

One can add the ability to have Python text messages included for translation. To provide an error message, rather than using the Python sys.stderr, use the provided errormsg() function from inkex.py in conjunction with gettext.

You must include the following at the beginning of your Python script:

import inkex
inkex.localize()

Note: In prior versions (0.49), you will have to include the following lines instead:

import inkex
import gettext
_ = gettext.gettext

Where you wish to have an error message, write the following:

inkex.errormsg(_("This will be written to Python stderr"))

Of course, you may also change "_" to something else if you wish.